Escape Hunt Reading: Worlds Collide

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Reading (website)

Kings Walk, 19-23 King St, RG1 2HG


3-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
The Doctor needs you: a tear in space and time has been detected, and the Cybermen are about to break through!
Step into the future. Enter the offices of ChronosCorp HQ, where eccentric billionaire Alastair Montague’s efforts to develop commercial time travel have caused a tear in the fabric of space and time. The Cybermen are ready to take advantage and attack Earth.
You, the Doctor’s friends, must investigate the incident. The remains of Montague, his prototype time engine and the extensive collection of time-related artefacts acquired over the course of his experiments, are all that you have to work with.
In just 60 minutes the Cybermen will break through. The fate of the universe is in your hands. Take too long and the human race will be “upgraded”.
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Rated between 25 and 45 out of 5

based on ratings from 11 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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MightyMidds experienced rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Failed 🙁
broken techpoor hosting

TV monitor timer broke within a few minutes, GM said they would prompt us/give time checks. They did neither until 10 minutes to go, at which point we had no chance of completing. Such a shame as we then missed out on the big finish

Mike S expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Rhea Eris experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Alice Lucy rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 7 Nov 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Amy Lowson rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 23/05/2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Siân O'Brien rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Played: 16/08/2020 Team size: 5 Time taken: 52:58 Outcome: Successful escape!

This was, unfortunately, the worst room we've ever done. Previously, I did one of the best ever rooms at Escape Hunt Birmingham, so I don't want to hold it against them. It was a bad day for them, so I'm not going in to details. If it had been my first experience with them, I'd have written them off, but their Fourth Samurai was absolutely brilliant, so we will be doing their other rooms. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Richard Holtby rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
🦡cipherdelic expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Maybe 3.5 stars if you're a Whovian, otherwise a rather average room.

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While there are any number of escape rooms that carefully skirt intellectual property laws with thinly veiled 'homages' to popular franchises, fully licensed games are much rarer, and so it was with much fanfare that Escape Hunt announced their official Doctor Who game Worlds Collide. It differs from their other offerings in requiring at least three players and costing a higher ticket price. (I didn't see anything in the room that was impossible to do with two people, so if you're okay with the ...
We help the Doctor save the World from a tear in the fabric of space and time which is allowing Cyberman to invade in this official Doctor Who escape room.

I have to say I'm slightly ambivalent - on one hand, the room is filled with obvious and not-so-obvious references, including a few voice-overs by Jodie Whittaker herself. But as a room, it's not particularly impressive nor clever. Even the inventory control system is fairly basic - images are pasted directly in your team's shared Google Doc. The room "does the job", for sure, and the theme ensured I'd have a good time, but that was about it.

Can you help the Dr protect the universe???

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